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Director of Field HR

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Come make a difference in a growing meal solutions company, unlike any other! As the Director of Field HR, you oversee our largest population - our facility workers who serve our customers with dedication, getting both online and Retail meals out the door and onto the tables of families and friends. We strive for efficiency and productivity, of course. We also strive to be a place where employees want to come to work - where we improve the lives of our employees and their families. 
We serve customers across the country from our plants in Chicago, Atlanta, and our brand new facility in California. We’re looking for someone with experience with hourly populations, a drive to find innovative solutions for improving work in the plant environment, the ability to manage dispersed teams, and the desire to build strong, collaborative relationships with Operations peers.
Our growth comes with exciting developments and challenges, and we are looking for someone ready to make an impact. 


  • Provide HR oversight and leadership to plant-level HR teams, production facilities’ leadership and their teams
  • Closely oversee plant HR teams, ensuring teams are as effective, efficient and supportive of their facility leadership as possible
  • Provide coaching and feedback to plant HR teams to drive superior performance and service to their employees
  • Serve as primary strategic partner to the Fulfillment and Food Safety/Quality Assurance organization, developing HR strategies, needs assessments and resulting HR solutions
  • Become a trusted advisor to each of the 3 facilities’ plant managers and on people-related topics
  • Motivate/ train management to set and hold employees accountable to high standards of performance
  • Serve as an escalation point and expert for employee relations and issue resolution
  • Coach management on employee relations matters, effective communication and coaching skills, employee performance management and talent management
  • Handle sensitive, complex employee relations issues, coordinating with legal resources when needed
  • Ensure consistency in employee relations / disciplinary approaches across plants
  • Develop and implement streamlined HR processes, procedures and strategic initiatives
  • Plan and implement effective change management strategies, communications, and training in support of major organization change initiatives
  • Diagnose root cause of inefficiencies in the HR teams and implement effective programs, process and HR policies to fix
  • Provide hands-on support, including hiring, new hire orientation, staffing, compensation, wellness and benefits, training, development, team relations, D&I and engagement
  • Drive effective performance management, compensation, and promotion cycles
  • Manage the temp agency relationships across all 3 facilities
  • Drive consistent organizational health enhancements across all production facilities
  • Complete special projects and objectives
  • Conduct research, develop and organize information to help determine root cause and then the appropriate solution for cultural / behavioral change
  • Help drive down attrition amongst the hourly population through creative organizational health initiatives


  • 8+ years of experience
  • Prior experience in multi-site, multi-state production facility HR Generalist support strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of experience managing and mentoring HR staff, preferably other managers
  • Complete understanding of HR policies and procedures, common employment laws and compensation and benefit strategies for an hourly workforce
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with progressive HR
  • Strong leadership and change management or organizational development skills
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build rapport and trusting relationships with all levels of organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and team management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Enjoys working in an agile, fast-paced, team environment
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time
  • SPHR or SHRM SCP certification preferred, but not required 

- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- 401k program
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop
- Onsite gym 
- Free water taxi for Wrigley Building employees (seasonal) 
- Catered lunch every Friday plus snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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